Drilling hole in cast brass - how?
I had a missing part custom-made of cast brass for an old chandelier, but I didn't realize until I had it hung that the replacement part needed to have a small hole for a glass prism. Is it possible for me to drill the hole myself with a standard corded drill? Do I need a special drill bit to drill cast brass? I'm sure the foundry that made the piece for me could handle this for me, but it's not very convenient for me to get to. I don't want to risk ruining the part, though, by messing with it myself.